A Quick Review of the Cover FX Primers
Do you know about primer? No, I’m not talking about the thick white paint you use on your walls before splattering on that cool design you saw on Pinterest. This has nothing to do with home design. Instead, primers are used to smooth out your face or eyelids to help makeup go on just that much better. You apply it before you apply foundation or eye makeup. And, today I have a review of Cover FX primers. Yep. All of them.
I tried them all so you could see if you like ‘em. After all, I am your guinea pig!
Cover FX has 4 primers to choose from. Each has its own focus. Of the 3 face primers, you have the SPF 30 Protection Primer, Anti-Aging Primer and Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment. There’s also the Anti-Age Smoothing Eye Primer for when you just want to prime your eyes.
Before I get into each primer individually, I have to say that the best thing about all Cover FX primers: they aren’t tinted.
Normally, face primers have a tint to them. Usually a light beige. So, darker-skinned gals would be like, “Oh bummer! No shade for me!” But these primers are clear. Yay! They have a slightly greasy base that reminds me of Vaseline.
I was bummed about the octisalate, as that tends to irritate my skin. Sadness.
I will say that I liked how it smoothed out my skin and, like all the primers in this list, it made my foundation look better. Plus, it’s vegan, so that’s always good.
I can’t tell if this primer actually anti-ages. That’s a really hard one to verify. But, it did do well as a primer and it worked well with my sensitive skin. So, that’s a plus!
Is this better at a matte finish than the other primers? Yes, but not by much. Since you can mattify any primer by applying a powder over it, this is only helpful if you’re using it without makeup. Then you’ll like that it’s mattifying!
While this eye primer had great staying power and my eye shadow looked great all day, it did crease. Yeah, that’s a bummer. And since there are eye primers out there that don’t crease, you might want to go with something else.
The Final Verdict
There are definitely good sides to these primers. All the face primers made my foundation look great. They also didn’t have a tint! But did they live up to all of their promises? Not as much. Did I like the Cover FX primers as much as I absolutely loved my best friend, Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation? Nope.
For all of these reasons, I give all of the Cover FX primers, collectively, a…